This is an all too common question posed by Engineers and designers alike. And a good, burr-free finish is essential to the success of the product.
With 65 years of experience, Vanderveer Industrial Plastics will produce, on average, a 32 finish for most components and materials. Softer materials such as polypropylene and UHMW-PE present more of a challenge to achieve the desired surface finish. A burr-free finish on machined parts is a feature that has added to our success.
Requirements for machined finishes below 32 become increasingly more difficult, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. To achieve this, material type and part configuration take on an even greater role. However, with proprietary tooling, and intrinsic knowledge, a superior finish can be achieved with certain materials.
Polycarbonate, Acrylic, and Lexan are all materials that can be machined clear. Keep in mind that to achieve this, the process is heavily dependent upon configuration, and is best suited for exterior work. Bores and cavities, some might call interior work, have a certain degree of success, however, this technique is not applicable to features such as tapped holes.
We look forward to collaborating with you, to ensure your application is a success. If you are interested in receiving more information on the materials mentioned, have questions about product, or would like to receive a quote please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-(714)-579-7700 or visit our website at http://www.vanderveerplastics.com. We look forward to hearing from you!